Saville Community Sports Centre

The Saville Community Sports Centre is a sports facility run by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, where it is located in Edmonton, Alberta. It features a curling rink, tennis courts and a gymnasium.

Saville Community Sports Centre
Location11520 65 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1
Information
Established2003
Club typeDedicated ice
CCA regionNo. Alberta Zone 1–6
Sheets of ice10
Websitehttp://www.savillesportscentre.ca/

Opened in 2003, the Centre currently serves as the national training centre for curling in Canada.[1] Its curling facilities include ten sheets, and is home to a membership of nearly 2000 curlers, making it the curling club with the largest membership list in the world.[2]

The club is home to many of the top curling teams in the world, including Olympic gold medallist Kevin Martin, Brier champion Kevin Koe, Randy Ferbey, Ted Appelman, Chris Schille, Cathy King, Heather Nedohin and Valerie Sweeting.

Saville is hosting the 2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship.

The centre is also home to 8 indoor tennis courts and nine outdoor courts, a fitness centre, a 9000 sq. ft. gym, and "Kevin's Rocks-N-Racquets" Pro Shop, run by Kevin Martin himself.

The Saville Sports Centre was named for Bruce Saville, a businessman and philanthropist in Edmonton.

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2010-03-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Griwkowsky, Con (21 December 2009). "Curling buzz is waning". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 20 March 2010.

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